Want more Twitter followers? Like real, legitimate Twitter followers rather than bots? Easily and for fairly cheap? Well here’s the good news: there are a few services that will indeed upgrade your follow count — automatically, behind-the-scenes. And, the one I tried for this review, Narrow.io, really does work. But there is some bad news as well. You’ll have to decide if this type of technique is worth it to you personally or to the brand you represent. Read on. For all you people out there Googling, “How to get more Twitter followers,” prepare to smile.
When it comes to getting Twitter followers you have a few options. You can be famous or influential (which most people are not) which will automatically translate into acquiring lots of Twitter followers. You can pay for promotion via Twitter’s promoted tweets (which most people will not want to do or won’t be able to afford). You can establish a large presence somewhere else online (be it a website or another social network) and cross-promote your Twitter profile to your audience. You can try to be awesome and hope people notice. You can engage with other Twitter users in order to draw attention to your profile. OR… you could use Narrow.io to engage with other Twitter users on your behalf to draw attention to your profile.
By far, using Narrow.io is the easiest. And it doesn’t cost too much either with a monthly subscription set at $9.
For $9 a month, Narrow.io will give you a dashboard where you can pick keywords that are related to your desired audience. You can designate whether the keywords should appear in Twitter users’ bio or in their tweets. Narrow.io says that bio keywords perform worse (but they are probably higher-quality, in some regards, in my thinking). You can use unlimited keywords. Over time, you’ll get a breakdown on your dashboard of how well each keyword performs.
The dashboard is very simple, but very clean and nice and easy-to-use. I like it a lot, even though I found myself wishing for more analytics and charts and data — I’m too used to Google Analytics, WordPress Stats and Chartbeat I guess. But the dashboard does it’s job nicely.
And here’s how it all works. Narrow.io takes your keywords and identifies users who are talking about them (either in their tweets or in their bios). Narrow.io then ...